You Are the Best Layout by Missy Whidden

Monday, February 28, 2022

Hey friends! Missy Whidden here with a new throwback layout featuring Paige’s older Whimsical collection. I haven’t used it in years so it felt good to dig it out of the archives and play around with all of these bright colors! I felt like fussy cutting, so I did just that and cut lots of hexagons from Paper 5. As soon as I saw Paper 8 I knew it had to use it for the background. That gorgeous purple ombre was so perfect and it looked so good with all of the rainbow colors. I decided how I wanted the hexagons laid out and then I came in with some white gesso down on the lighter part of the background to prep it for paints. I left the darker purple part alone and splattered it with white acrylic paint and Gold Glitter Spray. On the bottom I mixed pink, purple, and orange Shimmerz Paints.

Here is a process video:
I used a brush to help spread around the paint and let it dry. Once I glued down the hexagons, I machine stitched through them all with gold metallic thread. I love that extra touch of detail. I embellished around the hexagons with various flowers from the Chipboard Stickers, Cardstock Stickers, Die Cuts, and Rub-Ons. I added in blue thread under the orange flower. I used some of the small Mini Foam Thickers for the title.

I hadn’t use Rub-Ons in forever and I forgot how fun they are! I love how this metallic ampersand piece looked here so I used it for an added pop of gold. Some of the flowers I popped up with adhesive foam and you can see here how that layered look really makes everything jump off the page. I added a gold scallop sticker from the Cardstock Stickers under the photo, fussy cut a small sentiment from the 6x6 Paper Pad, and topped it with a Die Cut Ephemera piece for a few smaller titles.

I fussy cut most of these flowers from Paper 14 and scattered them in various places. I wanted to mix and match the colors so placed them in opposite color areas. I added more blue thread here for more texture. I also smudged white gesso over the hexagons to give them a bit of a faded effect.

I hope this inspires you to visit your shelves and pull out an older release that you love! I had so much fun revisiting this beauty of a collection and it made me fall in love with purple all over again! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, Mini Foam Thickers, die cuts, embellishments: Whimsicalgessowhite acrylic paint
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1 comment

  1. So pretty Missy! I wish my sewing machine could sew metallic thread, I've had no luck, but I just get bundles of tangles. Love the bit of sparkle and texture on your design 🥰💗


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